Edpam ONA staff hit for 'politicking' - Headline Gitnang Luzon


Edpam ONA staff hit for 'politicking' - Headline Gitnang Luzon

Bizmen vow to support Morales re-election bid

VOLUME I • NO. 128

MARCH 12, 2013



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Pols did not

ask for my


--Apu Ceto

By Froilan e. Magtoto


DO--“I don’t endorse any candidate.

In fairness, nobody

asked for my endorsement. All

they asked is for me to pray for


This was the confirmation

of Archbishop Paciano Aniceto

of San Fernando, when asked

if politicians visit him for his

anointment, during his birthday

celebration at the Mother of

Good Counsel Seminary here

on Saturday.

Aniceto said politicians

should forget their selfish motive

if they want to serve the


First suspect arrested Friday sent home

By Marna DaguMBoy-Del rosario

ANGELES CITY – Operatives of the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG)-

Danielle on Sunday arrested a 32-year-old man who was tagged in the murder of

Danielle Louise “Danni” Conde in her apartment in Barangay Sto. Cristo here on

March 2. DaNNI PagE 9

Edpam ONA

staff hit for


ANGELES CITY–Willie Sangalang, a resident

of Barangay Anunas here, on March 6 alleged

that staff from the Medical Social Service Office

or Mayor’s Desk at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial

Medical Center (RLMMC), commonly referred

to as Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA), have been

violating rules of the Civil Service Commission

(CSC) by using their position in the hospital to

campaign for Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and

his slate.

In a letter addressed to CSC Regional Director

Atty. Myrna Macatangay and CSC Region

III Legal Division Head Atty. Rosalinda Oliva,

EDPaM ONa PagE 9

By Joey Pavia


NANDO – The Negosyo

king Panyulung Program

(NPP) of the provincial government

will reach P40 million

as Pampanga Gov. Lilia

Pineda is expected to turn

over this week livelihood

loan assistance to at least

159 new beneficiaries.

This, according to Provincial

Cooperatives and

Entrepreneurial Development

officer Mamerto Gatus

who submitted the list

of the latest batch of NPP


Danni killer falls

By Charlene a. CayaByaB

beneficiaries to Pineda last


Gatus said 60 people will

receive P5,000 each, while

99 others will get P10,000

each. More than 5,100 poor

but deserving small traders

have benefited from the

NPP since it was started by

Pineda, he added.

The new beneficiaries are

from: San Isidro, Magalang;

Laug, Mexico; Balubad and

Sta. Cruz, Porac; San Juan

Bano, Arayat; and San

Isidro, GuLIVIagua.

Second District Board

Olga Frances David-Dizon



si Maja!

Page 10

FAREWELL. Hundreds of friends,

schoolmates and family members bid

Conde (inset) their final farewell before

she was laid to rest in Capas, Tarlac on

Saturday. --Photo by Leo ViLLacarLos

Pampanga livelihood loan

assistance reaches P40-M

of Porac town expressed elation

over the new list of NPP

recipients. She said “it seems

several Porac residents are

availing of the NPP.”

“It only shows that my

town mates are businessminded,

which is a very

good attitude,” added David-Dizon.

David-Dizon said Pineda’s

NPP had allowed “the

economy to grow in the

province and help small

businesses thrive.”

Sharon Gomez of Cangatba,

Porac said “it’s a big




Gitnang luzon

MARCH 12, 2013

Police Round-up

Bataan maintains 24-hour


CAMP TOLENTINO--The Bataan police are maintaining 24hour

checkpoints in strategic locations in the province.

Senior Supt. Ricardo Zapata, Jr., Bataan police director, said

the putting up of checkpoints along Roman highway makes

Bataan more peaceful.

The police director said he ordered 24-hour checkpoints along

the highway for the safety of motorists.

The two checkpoints are located in Barangay Ala-uli, Pilar, and

Barangay Palihan, Hermosa.

Checkpoints are proven deterrent against hijacking particularly

tankers coming from Bataan Petron Refinery in Limay town.

Previously, a number of hijacked tankers had been reported.

•--Butch Gunio

Village councilman, student yield

guns in Nueva Ecija

CUYAPO, NUEvA ECIjA--A village councilman and a teenage

student are now facing charges of illegal possession of firearms

and ammunition and election gun ban violation for carrying a hand

gun before midnight in Barangay Landig here Saturday.

Police identified the suspects as Norberto Mercado, 50, village

councilor and Julius Matias,18, student, both residents of the said


Supt. Ricardo Villanueva, commander of the Provincial Public

Safety Company (PPSC), said that combined forces from the

Nueva Ecija police and the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Battalion

were conducting an anti-criminality checkpoint when they flagged

down the motorcycle-riding suspects.

“Once asked, the suspects yielded a cal. 38 revolver without

corresponding documents,” Villanueva said.

Charges of violation of Republic Act 8294 or illegal possession

of firearms and ammunition and violation of Commission on Elections

Resolution No. 9561-A (gun ban) is being filed against the

suspect before the Nueva Ecija Provincial Prosecutors Office in

Cabanatuan City, police reported. •(PNA)

Mabalacat man busted for

gun ban violation

CAMP OLIvAS, PAMPANgA--A 46-year old bachelor was arrested

after he was reported carrying a gun while walking in a

subdivision in Mabalacat City, Pampanga over the weekend.

The suspect was identified as Esmeraldo Corales of 1637

Leokadio St., Philhomes, Mabiga, Mabalacat City.

According to report, they received a text message from a concerned

citizen saying that Corales was walking with a gun in his

hand along Leokadio street in the same subdivision at 6:45 p.m.

The suspect was immediately arrested upon the police’s arrival

and after confirming the information.

Corales was then brought to the Mabalacat City Police Station

for investigation and proper disposition.

Cases of violation of the Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

and COMELEC Gun Ban will be filed against the suspect,

police said. • FROILAN E. MAGTOTO

Man arrested for mauling, gun possession

CAMP OLIvAS, PAMPANgA--A 53-year-old man was arrested after

he mauled and poked a gun at another person in their barangay in Sta.

Maria, Bulacan over the weekend.

Police identified the suspect as Norberto Alejandro of 316, Lot 48, Block

57, Area H, Phase 111, San Rafael Village, San Jose Del Monte City. The

suspect has also a residence at 83 E. Makatulad St., Sitio Luwasan, Barangay

Bulac, Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

Police said, before the arrest, the two victims identified only as Mark

and Abner were on their way home in Barangay Bulac at 10:45 p.m. talking

about the new color and hair of Mark when Alejandro suddenly appeared

and shouted at them: “Ako ba ang pinariringgan nyo? (Is it me you’re talking


While uttering those words the suspect pulled out a gun and poked it at

Mark as he started punching and kicking both Mark and Abner.

Another barangay mate was able to pacify Alejandro and brought the

suspect to his house nearby.

When the police arrived the suspect was immediately arrested when

authorities saw the gun still tucked in Alejandro’s waist.

Recovered from the suspect was a caliber 9mm Caspian gun with one


Alejandro and the confiscated firearm were placed under the custody of

the Sta. Maria Police Office.

Police said the suspect will be charged with Illegal Possession of Firearms

and Ammunition and Grave Threat and Physical Injuries. • FEM

Trike passenger dead in vehicles smash-up

DINALUPIHAN, BATAAN--A 20-year old passenger died when the tricycle

he was driving was involved in a vehicles smash-up in this town Saturday


Police investigation disclosed that a Nissan bus travelling along Gapan-

Olongapo Road coming from Olongapo City had a brake malfunction swerving

abruptly causing a smash-up with another Nissan car, a motorcycle, and

the tricycle of victim John Paulo Tolentino of Barangay Layac, Dinalupihan.

The victim died on the spot.

The driver of the tricycle, Jasper Manuel, 22, resident of Barangay San

Benito, this town, who suffered severe injuries, was brought to JC Payumo

Memorial Hospital for treatment.

All vehicles involved in the accident incurred still undetermined cost of

damages, according to police report.

Report did not state whether or not to press charges against the Nissan

bus driver Danilo Doronio, 53, a resident of Malasin, San Mateo, Rizal. •


Clark customs gives award to top locators

By Rudy J. ABulAR


of Customs here approached

the first quarter of the year with a

positive attitude by giving due recognition

to their partners and stakeholders

inside the Freeport zone.

Clark customs collector, Lawyer

Ronnie C. Silvestre, yesterday led

the awarding ceremony to deserving

locators who were among the

Freeport’s top five major exporters

Veep Binay funds P12-M Candaba road upgrade


PANGA--Vice President

Jejomar “Jojo” Binay has

provided at least P11.9million

for the upgrading

of Candaba-San Miguel

road Barangay Paralaya

section here.

The project was requested

by Mayor Jerry

Pelayo to the Office of the

Vice President as part of

the continuing effort to

provide convenience on

the part of the residents

living in Kapampangan


Pelayo has been continuously

working and

coordinating with the


of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

has warned the public against the jellyfish

which started to proliferate along

the stretch of Manila Bay in Orion town.

Danny Abrera, BFAR provincial

head in Bataan, said the black jellyfish

normally flourishes in the coastal seas

not only in Orani but also in Balanga

City and Limay town during summer


Abrera said the black jellyfish

emerges during summer because it reproduces

in high temperatures.

“We would like to advise the public,

especially the children, not to touch the

jellyfish,” he said.



of Agriculture (DA) is set

to confer the Agri-Pinoy

Rice Achievers Award to

provinces, towns, and individuals

in Central Luzon

for their exemplary contribution

in the attainment

of the government’s staple

and source of collection last year.

Topping the list of top five exporters

for the year 2012 were Yokohama

Tire Philippines followed by

Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines

Corporation, Nanox Philippines

Inc., L&T International Group Philippines

Inc. and HLD Clark Steel

Pipe Company Inc.

The top five major source of collection

last year were PTT Philippines

Trading Corporation, United Parcel

Service (UPS), LUBWELL Corpora-

concerned government

agencies and officials to

finish the construction of

the remaining sections of

the road.

He said the Candaba-

San Miguel road is vital

in the development of this

town in general as this

could lead to free flow of

economic activities involving

agricultural produced

in the communities

from the Kapampangan


Thelma Macapagal,

Barangay Paralaya chief,

disclosed that construction

works has already

started under the supervi-

self-sufficiency goal.

“Nueva Ecija and Bulacan

were adjudged as

among the 10 top performing

provinces in the country.

They will each get P4

million worth of projects,”

said DA Regional Executive

Director Andrew Villacorta.

sion of the Department of

Public Works and Highways


It can be noted that

the provincial government,

earlier, also funded

the construction of

another 600 meters of

Candaba-San Miguel road

Barangay Salapungan


This came as a group

of farmers and concerned

residents asked the municipal

government to

request Governor Lilia

Pineda to help in the construction

of the unfinished

construction works.

• (PNA)

Alarm raised over black jellyfish growing population

He said people who are stung by

their tentacles experience instant itchiness

and burning sensations.

The tentacles have the capacity to

cause blindness by damaging the cornea

if the tentacles come into contact

with the eyes, he said.

The best way to treat a jellyfish

sting when one is away from immediate

medical attention is to wash the affected

parts with running water and vinegar if

only to control the effects.

Without treatment, a person stung

by such an organism can begin to experience

difficulty in breathing and

nausea, can lapse into a shock, and even

eventually die. • (PNA)

“Talavera, Guimba,

General Tinio, Llanera,

Sta. Rosa, Sto. Domingo,

Cuyapo, and Lupao in

Nueva Ecija as well as San

Rafael in Bulacan likewise

made it to the list of the 48

winners in the municipal

category. They will each be


tion, Trust International Paper Corporation

(TIPCO) and Yokohama

Tire Philippines.

The Port of Clark collected

from PTT a total revenue of

P532,821,063.75; seconded by

UPS with a total contributions

of P468,378,182; LUBWELL remitted

a total of P49,341,576.44;

TIPCO dropped to P33,888,002;

while Yokohama with an average of



AWARDING. Port of Clark customs collector Lawyer Ronnie Silvestre (center) poses with

executives of top 5 Clark locators who were given recognition because of their contribution

to government revenue and business inside the Clark Freeport Zone. --Photo by rudy J. abuLar Cepalco

Agri office to fete groups, persons

for rice production achievements





By Butch Gunio


Benigno Aquino III

signed the 25-year franchise

to operate the local

power distribution system

to the Olongapo Electricity

Distribution Company, Inc,

(OCED) last week.

The measure was approved

by Congress early

this year.

The franchise, Republic

Act No. 10373 gave the distribution

firm the right to

“construct, install, establish,

operate and maintain for

commercial purposes in the

public interest, a distribution

system for the conveyance

of electric power to the

end-users in the city of Olongapo

and its suburbs.”

The grantee is a wholly-owned

company of the

Cagayan Electric Power and

Light Co. (Cepalco) who purchased

the power distribution

assets of the Olongapo

City government.

Last week, city council

members belonging to the

majority proposed a measure

that will allow the city

to use the funds paid by Cepalco

for the power assets

of the city to pay the Power

Sector Assets and Liabilities

Management Corp. (Psalm).

Last month, Department

of Energy Secretary

Jericho Petilla said that

Olongapo City owes Psalm

some P4 billion and that will


PARTNERSHIP. AirAsia CEO Marianne Hontiveros and Zest Air CEO & President Aldredo Yao are joined by Ambassador Donald Dee, AirAsia’s Tonyboy

Cojuangco and Mikee Romero; and AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes after the signing of the agreement between the two budget airlines.

By chARlene A. cAyAByAB


30,000 members of a business

sector here have expressed their

support to the re-election bid

of Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales

citing the concrete positive

changes that he brought in the


Mabalacat Consumer Group

President Roberto Dizon also

Bataan vice guv bet bats

for barangay empowerment

By Butch Gunio

said that the consumer-members

will also support the candidacy

of all candidates under the

Morales team.

Dizon said the Morales administration

was able to stabilize

the supply of water and electricity

in the city.

“Naging maayos po ang

serbisyo ng tubig at kuryente sa

ating bayan, lahat po ng barangay

ay mayroon na,” said Dizon,

SAmAL, BATAAN--Bataan vice gubernatorial

candidate Atty. Jay Consunji is batting for barangay


He said there must be an annual “Barangay

Development Assistance Fund” for barangays

coming from the provincial government.

He added in this manner each barangay will

have the capacity to implement its own significant


More than anyone, village officials know what

they really need in their respective barangays, it

was noted.

Consunji pointed out that in effect the barangays

will be empowered.

Earlier, Jorge Castro, a Samal-based political

analyst, said that the candidacy of Consunji has

started to gain ground.

He said the people are starting to embrace the

“brand of politics” Consunji is espousing.

He also said the people want change, and they

see Consunji capable of bringing it.

The vice gubernatorial candidate said in

roaming around the province, he found the real

sentiment of the people of Bataan.

He said if elected vice governor he will “bring

the government closer to the people”. •

ANGELES CITY--Pampanga First District

Representative Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin led

the groundbreaking rites of a village road here

over the weekend.

Lazatin led the groundbreaking rites of

the 79-meter long road worth P514,000 in

Santa Juliana Street, Barangay Salapungan.

During the ceremony, Lazatin was joined

by Team Lazatin incumbent Councilor Bryan

“Hindi po katulad noong hindi

pa siya ang nakaupong mayor

halos walang tubig at araw araw

ay brownout.”

“Umunlad po ang Mabalacat

at naging siyudad dahil gumanda

po ang negosyo dahil may

sapat na pasilidad kagaya po ng

kuryente at tubig,” Dizon added.

Mabalacat City is one of the

most progressive areas in Pampanga

province now because of

13 partylists back

By Butch Gunio

BALANGA CITY--Thirteen partylists

are backing Makabayan Second District

congressional candidate Reynan Calderon.

Phillip Ramos, Calderon’s district

staff, said partylists Bayan Muna, Gabriela

Women’s Party, Anakpawis, Kabataan

Partylist, Act Teachers, Courage,

Migrante, Kalikasan, Katribu, Piston,

Ako Bikulnun, Akap Bata, and Ladlad

are fully backing the Makabayan bet.

He said the open support of the 13

partylists is an unprecedented boost to

the candidacy of Calderon.

Earlier, the Makabayan candidate

said he is continuously doing consultation

with the people of Bataan.

He added in fact he has been doing

rounds among the people of the province

to know their plight for the past two

Nepomuceno, Lazatin’s son, Carmelo “Pogi”

Lazatin, Jr., lawyer Nino Enriquez, and Maximo


After the groundbreaking, Lazatin and

his team distributed the tent requested by the

MANA Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association

(MANATODA) and held a small meeting

with Barangay Salapungan residents at the

basketball court in Magnolia Street.

--Photo by Joey PaVia

Bizmen vow to support Morales re-election bid

the presence of the Clark Freeport

Zone and the Clark International

Airport, which are both

located in the territorial jurisdiction

of Mabalacat City.

Mabalacat City will also be

an important integral part of the

move to develop an “aerotropolis”

where in Clark airport will

serve as an economic engine to

businesses operating here and

in the Freeport. ●

Makabayan’s Calderon


Ramos said Calderon even go to

remote sitios to talk and consult with

common people.

He narrated that people in far-flung

areas are very delighted to talk up close

to a congressional candidate, and who

does not come from a political clan.

Ramos added Makabayan has already

built political network and set of

leaders in the six towns of the second

district to support the candidacy of


The Makabayan candidate, who has

been very quiet in his activities, assured

he will not drop from the congressional


Calderon said he is running to pursue

people’s agenda.

He is pitted against political giants

Governor Enrique Garcia and former

governor Ding Roman. •

Lazatin leads groundbreaking rites in Salapungan

To close the morning’s activities, Lazatin

and his team had brunch in the residence of

former Salapungan Barangay Kagawad Ernesto


The groundbreaking in Salapungan follows

a series of activities for Lazatin and his


Earlier, Lazatin also led the inauguration

LaZaTIN PagE 9


Gitnang luzon

MARCH 12, 2013



with Zest


By chARlene A. cAyAByAB


mAKATI CITY--A low-cost

carrier based in Clark Freeport is

expected to acquire a 49-percent

share of a Manila-based airline.

Philippines’ AirAsia (PAA) has

recently entered into a strategic

alliance agreement with Ambassador

Alfredo Yao, a major shareholder

of the Zest Airways, Inc. and

Asiawide Airways, Inc. (collectively

known as ZestAir Group).

PAA Chief Executive Officer

Marianne Hontiveros and Yao

signed the agreement on Monday

at the Dusit Thani Hotel here.

In the agreement, PAA will

acquire 49 percent of Zest Airways

and 100 percent of Asiawide Airways.

Yao, in turn, will subscribe to

shares in PAA.

The agreement contemplates

various regulatory approvals to be

obtained prior to completion of the

transaction. To further strengthen

their partnership, the shareholders

of PAA will infuse funds to augment

working capital.

According to Hontiveros, the

agreement will complement strategies

for future growth of PAA.

“This will allow us to leverage

on our respective strengths, which

in the case of ZestAir, include its

operations out of the Ninoy Aquino

International Airport (NAIA),”

Hontiveros said.

NAIA constitutes a majority of

the air traffic in the Philippines and

a strong network of international


PAA’s investment to Zest Air

Group will also be aligned with

AirAsia Group’s business strategy.

The AirAsia Group consists of existing

operations in Malaysia, Thailand,

Indonesia, Japan, Philippines

and with India to come.

This alignment will make

AirAsia the largest Asian low cost

carrier with a combined fleet of 120

aircraft and plus over 350 more on

order. The carrier operates in over

158 routes across 18 countries.

PAA CEO Hontiveros said she

sees “enormous growth potential

growth in the Philippines, especially

with a population of over

100 million people across an archipelago

of just over 7, 000 islands, a

landscape conducive to air transportation.”

ZestAir Group Ambassador

Yao said their alliance will provide

a “great opportunity to realize both

carrier’s common vision to widen

the choice of low cost travel within

the Philippines and the region.”

“This partnership will increase

domestic flights and we can expect

more cost efficient flights for the

riding public,” Yao said.

Yao added he looks forward to

helping PAA’s slogan, “Now everyone

can fly.”

Meanwhile, PAA Chairman

Antonio “Tony Boy” Cojuangco

said he is excited about the alliance.

“I am truly excited about this

alliance as it will take both companies

to greater heights. The Philippines

aviation market has tremendous

upside potential. Bringing

these two carriers together will

definitely realize this potential,”

Cojuangco said.

PAA is a low-cost carrier based

in Clark Freeport since 2011. ●



Gitnang luzon

MARCH 12, 2013


A fierce world

No longer do men feel secured wherever

they maybe. Not even the confines of one’s

home could shield him from vicious minds

who know no bounds for their greed for something

that is not theirs.

Problem is, criminals are no longer contented

with just stripping the innocent of their possessions.

Many times the hapless victims are

harmed physically, sometimes killed.

This was what happened to Danielle Louise

Conde, a freshman engineering student at

the Holy Angel University in Angeles City, who

was killed by a lone suspect with a fatal stab

on the chest.

The incident happened inside Danni’s dormitory

while she was about to retire for the

night. The suspect gained entry to the appartment

through a window purposedly to burglarize

the room.

But, the victim, who was then taking a

shower, heard suspicious noise and went out,

catching the suspect rammaging through her


A taekwondo player, Danni put on a fight but

was no match to the blade-wielding suspect.

A stab on the chest snuffed the life of the poor


Reports have it that the suspect even attempted

to rape Danni.

That is how ferocious today’s criminals are.

They do not value life. If only to get away with

their nefarious acts, they are prepared to kill.

With the criminals getting fiercer and fiercer,

what is left there for civilians to enjoy a worryfree

life, safe from criminals who lurk in every

corner of the community?

What do our law enforcers have to ensure

us that we are far from the fangs of criminality?

What do we, as civilians, have to do to

make sure we make a better and safe place to

live in for us and our loved ones?

The solution to criminality lies not solely on

the shoulders of the government nor of the

public. It is a concerted effort that we need to

wage against crimes.

The question is, when can we perfect this

partnership? Do we have to wait for more lives

to be wasted?

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WhILE the government is busy reacting

on the trouble in Sabah (because it

failed to take proactive steps when it

was still a standoff), our cabalen, Joselito

Zapanta’s reprieve from the guillotine

in Saudi Arabia is almost over.

T o d a y ,

March 12, is

the end of the

extension given

to Zapanta,

who was supposed

to have

been executed

in November

for killing

his Sudanese

landlord. The family of Zapanta’s victim

were asking for P44 million as

blood money.

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay

today said the Philippine government

is exerting all efforts to push back the

deadline for the blood money payment

of Zapanta.

Binay, who is the Presidential Adviser

for OFW concerns, said Philippine

embassy officials in Jeddah have

made appeals to Saudi authorities, and

to the family of the Sudanese national

PANAhON na naman ng halalan.

Ang mga kandidato maglilibot sa mga

botante. Sila ngayon ang maghahanap

ng tao. Maraming mga pangakong

bibitiwan. Bolahan na naman. Hindi

lang sa pagtatalumpati nila, pati pabingo

pinasukan na para lang maka-

hikayat ng tao. Kung

hindi pa gagawin

iyon ay lalangawin

ang kanilang pa-miting.


Bakit naman si

Pangulong Noynoy

Aquino ay kailangang

maglibot sa buong bansa at sinasamahan

ang mga kandidatong

senador ng Liberal Party para ikampanya

niya. Siya pa lang ang pangulo

ng ating bansa ang gumawa ng ganito.

Hindi sangayon ang marami nating

kababayan sa istilong ganito ni Pnoy.


Hayan tuloy napabayaan ang

mga malalaking problema ng bansa.

Gaya halimbawa ang isyu tungkol sa

Is this farewell?

who was killed by Zapanta in 2009.

“Sa nakaraang mga buwan,

walang tigil ang ating embahada sa

paghahanap ng mga

paraan upang muling

ma-extend ang dead-

“We cannot expect to raise the full

amount overnight, and we can

only hope for the family and the

Saudi government to extend further

the reprieve.”


line sa pagbayayad

ng blood money at

kung maaari ay muling

maibaba ang

halagang hinihingi,”

Binay said during a

press conference Monday at the Coconut


“Sa ngayon ay hindi pa namin

maaaring sabihin ang lahat ng mga

hakbang na ginagawa dahil ito ay sensitibo,

pero tinitiyak ko na ginagawa

ng pamahalaan ang lahat ng kaya

Sabah. Marami na sa ating mga kababayan

ang namamatay sa Malaysia.

Ang mga kapatid na Muslim ay galit

na galit na sa pagkampi ni Pangulong

Noynoy sa Malaysia.

Di natin maubos maisip kung

bakit pilit pinapauwi dito ang mga

“Ang mga hindi kasali sa

“ghost purchase” ay sina

Konsehal Bryan Nepomuceno,

Pogs Suller, Willie

Rivera at Dan Lacson.”


Upper Cut

Ambet LAcAnLALe

Isang libo, isang milyon: Pareho lang ‘yun

grupo ng

Kiram at babantaansilangkakasuhan.


ba sukat

kakampi ng


ang kaniyang

mga kaba-


Palagay ko hindi makakaasa ang

mga kandidatong senador ng Liberal

Party ng boto sa mga kapatid na Muslim.

Tiyak ako na ang Mindanao ay

pupunta sa UNA. May magandang

tsansa ngayon ang mga kandidatong

bitbit ni Bise President Jojo Binay.

Marami pa mandin sa Liberal

Party ang kasali sa listahan ng TEAM

nitong gawin upang mailigtas si Joselito,”

he added.

Zapanta was given a reprieve of

four months in November last

year to raise the blood money.

The victim’s family also agreed

to reduce his blood money from

P55 million to P44 million after

meeting with Saudi officials in


But, as of yesterday, the

money raised has not even

went far from P10 million--only

about one-fourth of the agreed

amount. This is not surprising

because Zapanta’s family are

not well-off, that’s why the Jo-

selito had to go to Saudi Arabia

to work.

Binay, at this point, is asking

for prayers for Zapanta and

his family, who left Saturday for

Saudi Arabia. He was, anyway,

been appealing for months for money

to add to the blood money pool. Only a

few heeded the call.

Like the vice president, I believe

only prayer can save Joselito from im-

minent death now. We cannot expect


PATAY, gaya nina Chiz Escudero, Allan

Peter Cayetano, Loren Legarda,

Sonny Angara at Risa Hontiveros.

Ang mga kasali sa TEAM PATAY ay

illibing sa limot ng mga botante sa

Mayo 13.


Naghuhulaan ang ilang mga

peryodista kung sino ang nasa likod

ng pag-bulgar sa “ghost purchase” ng

laptop ng ilang miyembro ng Sangguniang

Panlungsod ng Angeles City.

Tatlo sa nasangkot ay kandidatong

bise alkalde.

Ang mga hindi kasali sa “ghost

purchase” ay sina Konsehal Bryan

Nepomuceno, Pogs Suller, Willie Rivera

at Dan Lacson.


Narining ko sa radyo ang isang

Atty. Buan na magsasampa ng mga

kaso laban sa mga nasangkot dito,

katulad ng “violation of anti-graft and

practices act” sa Ombudsman at ang

iba ay kasong administrative sa Civil


BaLITaNg TODa MaX PagE 9

FOR uS ordinary people, we

should take life in moderation.

Just like alcohol, every

sip gives us a moment of

contemplation of what

transpired in our life.

The pleasure it brings

could not be explained

in simple and definitive

words. We must take our

life with our own sweet

time. Take life slowly.

Rushing the elements

could only make your

life miserable and empty.

Life is like watching

a movie. You need to get

to know the characters

and the substance of it

before the ending to get

the message it implies.

It is like a dish where we

need to have right spices

to get the perfect taste. It

is like a book where the

drama, the actions, and

the suspense continue to make

us crave for the next chapter or

installment. We could not wait to

get to the conclusion to find if it

AT ThE ONSET of the election

period last January of this year,

we have noted that police checkpoint

sprung like mushrooms on

streets. Young police officers,

appearing to be fresh graduates

from the academy led their men

in conducting checkpoints on

strategic places.


These police officers and enlisted

men, in full battle gears,

flag down passing vehicles and

make visual inspections on every

two-wheel and four-wheel motorized

vehicles as if looking for

something that might be suspicious.

Some are polite while some

are not.


Nevertheless, police checkpoints

have intensified in police

visibility measures of our uniformed

men, thus helping significantly

in crime prevention.

Checkpoints, if properly conducted

are effective means of

combating crimes. They discourage

criminal elements from doing

their stuffs and sometimes lead to

the arrests of wanted persons or

yield some illegal materials such

as drugs and illegal firearms.


On a personal note, I am for

the conduct of checkpoints as

they deter criminal activities.

They sometimes even yield to the

apprehension of drivers violating

today in history

Now We


is indeed worthwhile reading.

Sholom Aleichem said that

“Life is a dream for

the wise, a game for

the fool, a comedy for

the rich, a tragedy for

the poor.”

Let me share my

own interpretation

of what this quote

means to me. A

dream for the wise:

some people con-

fidently follow the

direction of their

dream. They lead

their life the way

they envision it. No

obstacles could hinder

their pursuit in

life. They choose a life

that could bring them

safety nets. A game

for the fool: people

tend to treat life

as a game. The best

player gets the reward. Either

they are in the tallest mountain

or the deepest sea, life for them

is simply an adventure. They

“A tragedy for

the poor: life for

the destitute is

all adversity.”

On March 12, 1930, Indian independence leader

Mohandas Gandhi begins a defiant march to the

sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt, his

boldest act of civil disobedience yet against British

rule in India.

Britain’s Salt Acts prohibited Indians from collecting

or selling salt, a staple in the Indian diet. Citizens

were forced to buy the vital mineral from the

British, who, in addition to exercising a monopoly

over the manufacture and sale of salt, also exerted

a heavy salt tax. Although India’s poor suffered

most under the tax, Indians required salt. Defying

the Salt Acts, Gandhi reasoned, would be an

ingeniously simple way for many Indians to break

a British law nonviolently. He declared resistance to

British salt policies to be the unifying theme for his

Life as we know it

Where have all the checkpoints gone?

motor vehicle laws such as the

non-wearing of helmets for motorcycle

riders or those driving

colorum jeepneys used as public



One thing that I

would like to ask our

authorities today:

where have all the

checkpoints gone? I

hope these are not

mere ningas cogon

activities done all for

the show and all for

the start of the election

period. While the

campaign period for

candidates running

for national positions

has started last February

12, the one for local

candidates has yet

to commence on March



tomAS m. gARciA


As in the past, there are more

traces of election-related violence

in local politics than in the

national scenario. If we are to anticipate,

there might be incidence

of the use of guns and goons once

the campaign period for local

candidates has started. I hope



Farewell Danni, this was the

farewell of the family, relatives

and friends of Danielle Louise


if properly

conducted are

effective means

of combating


manipulate their lives in their

own foolish ways and they find

amusement whatever comes in

their lives. Their carefree dispositions

prevail over the true gist

of life. To each his own is how

they connote life. A comedy for

the rich: life for affluent people

could be a source of exuberance.

Their overblown financial standings

bring euphoric sensation

that could literally make them

laugh. Material possession of expensive

items convey a message

of happy expression.

A tragedy for the poor: life for

the destitute is all adversity. The

afflictions life brings makes him

question his existence. Agony

and sorrow are his companions.

He feels forsaken. No motivation

could overcome his sense

of hopelessness. For him, life is

purely devastation.

How far you go in life or how

you may choose to live it depends

on you. Life is so simple. It is how

we do in our lives that makes life

more complicated than it should

be. •

Conde, the 17-year old freshman

engineering student of the Holy

Angel University in Angeles City

who was stabbed to her death

last March 2. Grief

flooded the streets in

Capas, Tarlac as the

young beauty queen

and Taekwondo varsity

player was laid to rest

at the Sunset Memorial

Park at Barangay Aranguren,

that town.


With Danni’s death,

she has left a message

and a warning to

all parents and students

who are living

in boarding houses,

apartments and other

residences for rents

near universities to

take care not only of

their belongings but

also of themselves.


Times are hard and when it is

such, some with evil minds tried

to devise some illegal activities

in having some material gain at

the expense of others. It is in this

time that criminals perpetrate

acts not thinking of their victims’

plight. Some criminals are too

barbaric that they not only rob

the things of others but they also

take the lives of the owners. One

can immediately think that they


Gandhi leads civil disobedience

March 12, 1930

new campaign of satyagraha, or mass civil disobedience.

On March 12, Gandhi set out from Sabarmati

with 78 followers on a 241-mile march to the coastal

town of Dandi on the Arabian Sea. There, Gandhi

and his supporters were to defy British policy by

making salt from seawater. All along the way, Gandhi

addressed large crowds, and with each passing

day an increasing number of people joined the salt

satyagraha. By the time they reached Dandi on

April 5, Gandhi was at the head of a crowd of tens

of thousands. Gandhi spoke and led prayers and

early the next morning walked down to the sea to

make salt.

He had planned to work the salt flats on the

beach, encrusted with crystallized sea salt at every


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MARCH 12, 2013

high tide, but the police had forestalled him by

crushing the salt deposits into the mud. Nevertheless,

Gandhi reached down and picked up a small

lump of natural salt out of the mud--and British

law had been defied. At Dandi, thousands more

followed his lead, and in the coastal cities of Bombay

and Karachi, Indian nationalists led crowds of

citizens in making salt. Civil disobedience broke out

all across India, soon involving millions of Indians,

and British authorities arrested more than 60,000

people. Gandhi himself was arrested on May 5, but

the satyagraha continued without him.

On May 21, the poet Sarojini Naidu led 2,500

marchers on the Dharasana Salt Works, some 150

miles north of Bombay. Several hundred Britishled

Indian policemen met them and viciously beat


Romeo S. Rodriguez

Bisa ya palang lukluk

Minta ya I Simang ban makiterakan

King parting dakal a tinagu’t dinatang

Uling yamung dili, alang kayabe man

Linto yang antimong mamusbus luklukan.

King idad nang trenta ampong limang banwa

Ketang kalendaryu lampas neng tagana

Inya naman ngeni mamirapal naya

Pota maburu ya king pangadalaga.

Pigkapilitan nang karin makatagun

Ban kanita ngana kaya yang atuntun

Ing akayabe na king kabang panaun

At e ne mamili ‘gyang lupa yang durun.

Halus atlung oras na itang milabas

Agya mu sang misan ni alang miterak

Kabang mamepe ya atin yang asipat

Kaya batyo-batyo ating buri mekad.

At e pin miglambat ita nang lalaki

Kaya ya linapit at nganang sinabi,

“Miss bisa kang terak,” Tinikdo ne iti

“Ban nakung milukluk, tikal naku ngeni.”

Aliwa ya pala ing

kayang panayan

Kaybat na ning kasal da ring mipalsinta

Agad lang linipat king bayung bale ra

Ban itang katwangan iwasan de sana

King pamiyabe ra alang manabala.

Dapot kaybat namu ning mapilan bulan

Meynip ne I Misis pane malalakwan

Anya ban atin neng akayabe myuman

Itang kayang mister ‘tine piglambisan.

“My love atin ku sanang ikutang keka

Nung buri mu na ing maging atlu tana?”

“Ay salamat naman, kapilan pa sinta?”

“Paratang ne I ‘Ma ban keti tuknang na.”

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the peaceful demonstrators. The incident, recorded

by American journalist Webb Miller, prompted an

international outcry against British policy in India.

In January 1931, Gandhi was released from

prison. He later met with Lord Irwin, the viceroy

of India, and agreed to call off the satyagraha in

exchange for an equal negotiating role at a London

conference on India’s future. In August, Gandhi

traveled to the conference as the sole representative

of the nationalist Indian National Congress. The

meeting was a disappointment, but British leaders

had acknowledged him as a force they could not

suppress or ignore.

India’s independence was finally granted in

August 1947. Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu

extremist less than six months later.



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LOYAL EMPLOYEES. Mayor Edgardo D. Pamintuan (center) joins the loyaltee awardees of the city local government

after the awarding ceremony held Monday at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall. At least 150 employees

have been given cash incentives for their continuous service to the Angeles City Local government. With him in this

photo are: (center, from L-R) City Human Resources Management Officer Elizabeth Lagman, vice Mayor vicky vega-

Cabigting, City Administrator Atty. Dennis Albert Pamintuan and AgENDA President Ed Sanchez. ac-cio

City awards loyal employees


government here recently recognized

the dedicated service

rendered by its long-time employees

and officials by giving

loyalty awards during a ceremony

held Monday at the Sangguniang

Panglungsod Session Hall.

Through its Programs on

Awards and Incentives for Service

Excellence (PRAISE), the

City Human Resources Management

Office (HRMO) has

successfully managed to pool

together and identify 150 employees

who have rendered several

years of service to the citizens

of this city.

The awardees were divided

into three categories: bronze for 10

years of service, silver for 15 years,

and gold for 20 years and above.

The 150 employees comprised

of 43 bronze awardees,

59 for silver and 48 receiving


According to City Mayor Edgardo

Pamintuan, it is only right

to laud the efforts of the employees

of the city government for

their unrelenting service to the


“The most important resource

of an organization are

the employees, that is why it is

fitting to recognize those who

completed many years of continuous

public service to the Angeleños,”

Pamintuan said.

The payment of loyalty benefits

in the form of cash were given

to all the awardees. Those who

have rendered 10 years of service

receive P10,000 while P5,000

is given for every 5 succeeding

years after the 10-year-mark.

“In recognition to the continuous

and satisfactory services,

the city government deems

it proper to allow the disbursement

of funds for the payment

of loyalty incentive to employees

who have completed at least 10

years of continuous and satisfactory

service in the local government

unit here,” Pamintuan


He added that city employees

and officials were conferred

awards not only for their length

of service, but most of all, for

having served the city very well.

On the other hand, Vice

Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting

challenged all city government

employees and awardees to go

even beyond the service offered

for Angeleños.

“We have to think differently

about our work – It doesn’t

mean that if we work for the government,

all we do is wait for the

benefits that we can receive. It is

our duty as awardees to ask ourselves

what we can do to further

improve our services to our constituents,”

the vice mayor said.

City HRMO Head Elizabeth

Lagman thanked the city mayor

for his support in providing incentives

to local government

employees for their work.

“The mayor has always welcomed

the idea of providing incentives

to deserving local government

employees; this is why

we, at the City HRMO are very

thankful to him for always lending

us a hand and pointing us at

the right direction in increasing

the efficiency and capabilities

of our employees and officials,”

Lagman said. ●


KIDS. Team

Lazatin councilor

bet Carmelo “Pogi”

Lazatin, jr. bonds

with the students of

Cuayan Elementary

School on March 5,

2013 when he represented

his father,

Pampanga First District


Carmelo “Tarzan”

Lazatin during the

computer distribution

in the school.

--contributed Photo

F’blanca Sanggunian driver gunned down

By Marna DaguMBoy-Del rosario


46-year old driver

of the Sangguniang Bayan here

was shot to death by still unidentified

riding-in-tandem suspects

on Friday night in front of

his residence in Barangay Mabical

this town.

Town’s chief of police, Supt.

Rodney Baloyo identified the fatality

as Ferdinand Timpug Bayani,

a resident in the area.

Investigations revealed that

last Friday at 11:40 in the evening,

while Bayani was drinking

coffee in front of his house,

the two unidentified gunmen

alighted and shot him at close


Bayani was shot in the dif-

ferent parts of his body which

caused his death.

Recovered from the crime

scene were four cartridges of a

.45 caliber pistol.

Baloyo said, during autopsy,

that a slug of a .22 caliber gun

was also found in Bayani’s body.

As of press time, police are

still investigating the motive behind

the killing. ●

Zonta Club, Capitol

recognize women rights



DO–In partnership with the

Zonta Club International, the

provincial government recognized

the rights of women

during the seminar on laws

and issuances on women in

line with the celebration of

women’s month with a theme

“ Kababaihan : Gabay sa Pagtahak

sa Tuwid na Daan”.

Zonta Club International is

a global organization of executives

and professionals working

together to advance the

status of women worldwide

through service and advocacy.

Elvie Sumadchat, Zonta

Club International Pampanga

Chapter president said their

organization facilitates programs

for women especially

seminars and workshops with

the local government unit.

Elizabeth Baybayan,

head of provincial social welfare

and development office

(PSWDO) said police women

in the province, barangay

women’s desk officers and

Daycare parents participated

in the orientation-seminar.

Baybayan mentioned

that lecturers were personalities

who are authority and

advocates of women empowerment

and protection.

The speakers were Atty.

Aubrey Albo, Sentro ng Al-

ternatibong Lingap Panligal

of Ateneo de Manila who9

underscored the importance

of Republic Act 9262 or Anti-

Violence against Women and

their Children.

Other lecturers, Police

Inspector Cherry Tirasol of

Women and Children Protection

Desk gave emphasis on

the role of PNP Women and

Children’s Desk, Charlo Costales

of Consuelo Foundation

tackled Case Management

using Multi-disciplinary Approach

on Violence Against

Women and Children, and

Dra. Eloisa Pineda from

Department of Health has

discussed the Reproductive

Health program.

Board Member Trina

Dizon, chairperson of the

Women and Family Committee,

stressed the importance

of informing women about

their right and privileges in

accordance with the existing

laws in order for them

to protect themselves from

any form of violence and discrimination.

“There are laws and issuances

for women, the problem

is only a percentage of

the female population are

well informed about these.

We need to conduct seminars

and orientation like this on a

regular basis,” Dizon stated.

Angeles women pledge

full support to Pamintuan


women’s groups here have

collectively expressed their

support to Mayor Edgardo

Pamintuan during the celebration

of the International

Women’s Month in a massive

Women’s Assembly held Friday

at Marquee Mall’s Acitvity


During their pledge of

commitment dubbed as “Pahayag

ng Pagkakaisa”, the

women leaders of the city’s different

communities signed a

symbolic contract and vowed

to support all the programs of

the local government of Angeles


Pamintuan recognized the

role and participation of women

in Angeles for the continuous

and unprecedented success

of the city.

The mayor also acknowledged

the continuous efforts of

the Gender and Development

Office (GAD) in helping the city

government implement various

programs such as in Barangay

Day events and the distribution

of 25,000 PhilHealth

cards to indigent families.

“I am very happy that Angeles

is one of the first cities

in the nation to have a Gender

and Development office which

aims to help and empower our

women and their families. And

I’m very proud to say that it

has been the benchmark of

other cities in Metro Manila,”

Pamintuan said.

For her part, Vice Mayor

Vicky Vega-Cabigting highlighted

the women’s role in

decision making and participation

in the political arena,

peace building and conflict

resolution, especially this

coming election.

She also acknowledged the

role of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual

and Transgender (LGBT)

community and vowed to support

the group in all their endeavors

for the good of the city.

City Councilor Maricel

Morales, known to be an active

advocate of women and

children empowerment, also

expressed her commitment in

helping women in general.

She said that the city council

will continue to pass ordinances

that will support the

lives of women as well as those

in the LGBT group.

Purita Pineda-David, head

of the Gender and Development

(GAD) Office expressed

her deepest gratitude to all the

agencies and group that attended

the occasion.

In line with this, she invited

all women present to

support and join all the activities

of the city government for


Dory Siy-Hian President of

Ima Foundation and Director

of Soroptomist International

explained that the Women’s

Assembly is an important

event that marks the equality

between men and women and

which promotes the dignity

and rights of all women in the


The Women’s Assembly

was organized to coincide with

the city’s celebration of the International

Women’s Month

and its theme “Kababaihan,

Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid

na Daan.” ●

As town recognizes Dangal ng Candaba awardees

Corn vendor gets

‘Model Family’ award


Together with some 1,501

Candabeños who have brought

honor and fame to the town

which contributed to its growth

and development, the family

of a public market vendor was

conferred the “Model Family

Award” at Miss Earth Park by

Mayor Jerry Pelayo and Vice

Mayor Daniel Gallardo over the


The Mapiles-Pangilinan

family, led by Mrs. Violeta Pangilinan

Mapiles, a public market

corn vendor, was given recognition

as “ 2013 Dangal Ng Candaba

Award” in the field of family

and parenting.

Record shows that it was the

first time in the history of this town

that a market corn vendor and

her family were recognized by the

local government together with

the well-known professionals

and former government officials.

The poor but inspiring lives

of the Mapiles family had moved

the other less fortunate families

in the community to strive hard

to give their children a better

education and bright future.

Violeta Pangilinan Mapiles,

a mother and a market vendor

since her childhood, said the

award is just a memento of how

she and her husband survived

the challenges and trials they

have had through the years.

Together with Ponciano, patriarch

of the Mapiles family, a

simple but hardworking farmer,

they worked to make both ends

meet and in nurturing their


Education is wealth that

can never be stolen, a belief that

motivated the Mapiles couple

to work hard just to send their

children to college and finish

their education in the midst of

poverty and hardship.

She said the most important

thing is they had effectively

motivated and engraved in their

children’s minds and hearts the

value of humility and fear to the

Almighty God whatever they

would achieve in life.

She said their secret is the

strong conviction that they

could bring into reality their

dream for their children as they

never ceased to serve the Almighty

even in the most trying


“May awa ang Diyos, hindi

niya tayo pababayaan (God is

merciful and He will not abandon

us).” This belief has empowered

the Mapiles family to strive for

more and this also brought them

to the realization of their dream

– a fulfilled dream to give their

children quality education – a

wealth that can never be stolen.

The Mapiles couple has five

children. They are Rosalinda

Mapiles Guiao, who finished

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

with Masters Degree in Education

and Doctorate degree in

Philosophy (a former Principal

of Jose Feliciano College and

now a public high school teacher

at Pampanga High School);

Joel Mapiles, an AB Mass Communication,

a correspondent

of Net 25, Business Mirror and

officer-in-charge of the Provincial

Information Office; Herbert

Mapiles, a graduate of Bachelor

of Law, AB Mass Communication

and a reporter of Sunstat

Pampanga; Joliber Mapiles, a

licensed Electronic Communication

Engineer; and Rey-Ryan

Mapiles, a registered nurse.

The Mapiles family is a

model in Candaba. They are

worth emulating. They consider

poverty as a challenge to pursue

their education. “Ang mga

katulad nila ay dapat tularan at

maging huwaran dahil patuloy

silang nagdadala ng dangal sa

Candaba,” Mayor Pelayo said.

Herbert said, ”our parents

taught us the value of education

so much so that we started working

and helping them in the market

at a young age. Part of what

they earned ay inilalagay nila sa

alkansiya. Mother also bravely

took educational plans for us so

that we can secure a good future.

Hindi nila alintana ang mga kabiguan

at paghihirap para lamang

kami ay makapagtapos. Tunay

silang huwaran ng mapagmahal

na magulang.”

“I did not finish my elementary

education, I only finished

Grade III. My husband has finished

Grade VI as valedictorian

but unfortunately and due to

poverty, he was not sent to High

School. In his young age, he

worked as carabao shepherd,”

the mother said.

“Ali mi buring aranasan da ding

anak mi ing delanan ming ming bie.

Buri mi managumpe la (We don’t

want our children to experience

what we had been through. We

want them to excel),” she added.

Other Dangal ng Candaba

awardees are as follows: Artemio

Panganiban (former Supreme

Court Chief Justice),

Rafael Yabut (Under Secretary

DPWH), Pedro Guevarra

(MOKA awardee), Januario Del

Rosario (multi-titled basketball

coach), Irving Gallardo (International

marathoner), Venna

Tessa Nuestro (SEA games

gold medalist-fencing), Ricardo

Yabut (No. 1 Board Member),

Jake Concepcion (Philippine

King of Sax), Maria Theresa

Pelayo (Assistant Secretary

DTI), Redento Gatus (Regional

Director –DA), Jolet Jao

(Super Bike Champion), Jose

Evangelista (MOKA awardeemedicine),

Jonh Lapuz (Talk

Show Host) and retired police

generals; Gen. Catalino Guevarra,

Gen. Ramsey Ocampo,

Gen. Rogelio Martin, and Gen

Romeo David and Noni Pelayo

(Editor-in-chief, Business Mirror).


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MARCH 12, 2013



Violeta Pangilinan-Mapiles, together with

her children: Rosalinda Mapiles Guiao,

Joel Mapiles, Herbert Mapiles, Joliber

Mapiles and Rey-Ryan Mapiles, receives

the “Dangal ng Candaba Award as

Model Family” from Mayor Jerry Pelayo

and Vice Mayor Daniel Gallardo.

BM Ricardo Yabut receives the award of Dangal ning Candaba being

a senior board member

Noni Pelayo receives Dangal ning Candaba award for being the editor

in chief of Business Mirror

Mayor Jerry Pelayo presents the award to Assistant DPWH Secretary

Rafael Yabut.

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MARCH 12, 2013

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13. Hall of Fame cager MTRCB Dan Rating: PG-13

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SM PAMPAnGA | Cinema 2

SToKeR 53. Hives

MTRCB Rating: R-16

12:20 PM | 2:30 PM | 4:40 PM |

6:50 PM

SM PAMPAnGA | Cinema 3


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

11:20 AM | 1:45 PM | 4:10 PM |

6:35 PM | 9:00 PM

SM PAMPAnGA | Cinema 4


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM |

6:45 PM | 9:00 PM

SM PAMPAnGA | Cinema 5

21 And oveR

MTRCB Rating: R-16

12:20 PM | 2:30 PM | 4:40 PM

| 6:50 PM

SM PAMPAnGA | Cinema 6

A MoMenT in TiMe

MTRCB Rating: GP

11:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM |

5:00 PM | 7:00 PM | 9:00 PM

Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 1

21 And oveR

MTRCB Rating: R-16

1:00 PM | 3:20 PM | 5:35 PM | 8:00 PM

Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 2


MTRCB Rating: R-16

1:00 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:20 PM | 7:30 PM

Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 3

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MTRCB Rating: R-13

12:30 PM | 3:00 PM

| 5:30 PM | 8:00 PM

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MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM |

6:45 PM | 9:00 PM

SM CLARK | Cinema 2

A Good dAy To die HARd

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:20 PM | 2:20 PM | 4:40 PM |

6:50 PM | 9:00 PM



MTRCB Rating: PG-13

10:50 AM | 1:25 PM | 4:00 PM |

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SM CLARK| Cinema 4


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM

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MTRCB Rating: R-16

1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM |

7:00 PM | 9:00 PM

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MTRCB Rating: R-16

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MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:10 PM | 2:30 PM | 4:50 PM | 7:10

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MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:30 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:30 PM | 8:00 PM

Robinsons Starmills Cinema 5


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:00 PM | 2:30 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:30 PM

Robinsons Starmills Cinema 6

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SM CiTy SAn FeRnAndo

downtown | Cinema 1

A Good dAy To die HARd

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

11:40 AM | 2:00 PM | 4:20 PM | 6:40

PM | 9:00 PM

SM CiTy SAn FeRnAndo

downtown | Cinema 2


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

11:00 AM | 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30

PM | 9:00 PM

SM CiTy SAn FeRnAndo

downtown | Cinema 3

A MoMenT in TiMe

MTRCB Rating: GP

12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM |

6:45 PM | 9:00 PM

MARQueeMALL | Cinema 1


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

11:50 AM | 2:15 PM | 4:40 PM | 7:05

PM | 9:30 PM

MARQueeMALL | Cinema 2

SiLveR LininGS PLAyBooK

MTRCB Rating: R-13

1:15 PM | 3:50 PM | 6:25 PM | 9:00 PM

MARQueeMALL | Cinema 2


MTRCB Rating: R-16

1:15 PM | 3:15 PM | 5:15 PM |

7:15 PM | 9:15 PM

MARQueeMALL | Cinema 2

A Good dAy To die HARd

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:35 PM | 2:45 PM | 4:55 PM |

7:05 PM | 9:15 PM

Robinsons Angeles Cinema 1


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:30 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:30 PM

Robinsons Angeles Cinema 2


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:40 PM

Robinsons Angeles Cinema 3


MTRCB Rating: PG-13

12:30 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:30 PM

Robinsons Angeles Cinema 4


MTRCB Rating: R-16

1:00 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:20 PM | 7:30 PM







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ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 1 7 4 3 6 1 19) 9 7 2 6 8 5 5 9 6 8 1 7 5 3 4 9 2

If you are not working 8 right 2 now, 9 7 you 6 have 5 many 1 3 talents 4 and avenues in 4 which 2 5 to 8 earn 1 money. 9 7 If 6 you 3

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earning, against what you are earning now. You may be motivated to begin thinking toward a change.

One of the most important 4 9 issues 7 5 for 1 the next 6 3 few 2 weeks 8 is an attitude of 1 positive 7 8 outcomes. 3 9 5 Problems 6 2 4

or challenges are opportunities 2 3 6 to 4 excel 8 beyond 7 5 your 1 9 average potential. 9 Now 6 is the 4 time 2 7 for 1 you 8 to form 3 5

a plan. Your domestic life is on an even path and cooperation with others will maintain good relations.

If you are not the main cook for the family, you may volunteer to be the cook tonight. After all, others

may enjoy your culinary creativity.

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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)

Your feelings may be a bit emotional today. If you have dealt with your feelings in the past and understand

your emotional nature, then today could bring valuable insights. All that passion could backfire-

-careful. It is important to gather all the pertinent facts before making decisions today. Be open to new

concepts and methods. Gather information and see how everything fits together. There are better

financial prospects this year and you may find yourself in a lecture or library studying your options. You

enjoy getting out and meeting new people. This adventure to learn more about financial stability puts

you in a great mood. This evening there are errands, calls, writing, reading, paperwork or just staying

in touch keeps you busy and informed.


A clear-minded 6 4 insight into your own plans and methods is available to you now. Tactfulness is the

key word for this day, especially when talking to someone about his or her mistakes. You may be

the person in charge of a small group; higher-ups are watching. Companionship with others is most

rewarding this afternoon and you should take every opportunity to be with friends. Stress later in the

year could put your energy to periodic testing. This would be a good time to be conscientious about

a consistent exercise program to build your strength and stamina. Overexertion or overeating can be

a threat to your health. Learn ways in which to keep a positive frame of mind. Lots of people depend

on your opinion.


An employee review or a presentation may bring the topic of a pay increase to your attention. You

could express yourself quite well if you become focused. Set your review or meeting for the afternoon

so the person you speak to will be relaxed; you are most clear with your proposal. Fine-tune your

thoughts and if you get the chance, practice what you will say when it comes time to ask for a raise.

Spending and earning money brings you pleasure this month. Some of the interests for this evening

are on writing, classes and conferring with close kin and neighbors. Problems now are valued for

the lessons they represent, rather than perceived as obstacles. You feel good, ready to accomplish

anything set before you.


Your personal charm impresses others. This can be a key to increased earnings and dynamic social

success. Your enthusiasm is high and the creative juices are flowing, ready to be applied to your work.

If you give your best effort now, considerable success will follow and you may unconsciously help a

close friend through your efforts. Lovers, children and other people or things dear to your heart are

emphasized now. Being appreciated and admired for your gifts and talents are powerful needs. Taking

chances can bring big rewards. Do not hurry today--you could forget what your purpose was in the

first place. Stress may play a part in the afternoon but you enjoy the activity that is around you now.

LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)

You may get the news you have been waiting for today. This could mean travel or the approval of some

recent request. The positive news at the beginning of this day will keep you positive all day long. You

have an opportunity to work in groups and may enjoy giving a lecture or guiding others with some new

approach to a technical difficulty. You can usually communicate well when it has to do with something

you are really knowledgeable about; the subject today is certainly in your field of expertise. You could

be helpful in uncovering some new solutions or inventions. Someone close to you appreciates and

loves you and may want to treat you to some special entertainment this evening. This could mean a

new movie or some other fun.

LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)

The planet of inspiration and creativity enters your professional sector now. Your attitude is that there

must be something else out there for you to discover! You seem to have the motivation of two people

today. You organize people so that they do their best and you are good at keeping up-to-date with

new technology. Now is a good time to sign up for a class or teach a class within the field that you

love the most. Trade shows, classes after work, or even working to achieve a degree or update in

your particular field of education is an option this year. A wonderful adventure is in the works and your

friend(s) and family work to clear their agenda so they stay close to you, as they do not want to take

a chance on missing anything!

SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)

You push in the workplace when it comes to competition--not politics, just some good old healthy

competition. There are rewards for your good works today. Also, a secret admirer will slip and allow

himself or herself to be known to you. This could happen on a trip or in a classroom. You may notice

that others appreciate you and may try to mirror the way you get things done so quickly. You will be

dealing with all types of personalities today--you seem able to handle most any situation that comes

your way. You have a way of communicating in friendly, helpful tones to all you come into contact with

today. You appreciate your particular situation and enjoy support from those around you. Enjoy some

relaxation time this evening.


Good luck may increase your finances now but sensitivity may take the fun away. This is a time that

holds plenty of opportunities for you to expand your financial and personal horizons--patience. With

your patience being tested, you will make more progress than you think when you see the fruits of your

labor. A friend in banking may help you now--if you need the help. New methods or new machines

may take a bit of time to get used to this afternoon. Learn from a boss or mentor today. Take your time

and study what is presented. You have valuable information to digest that will serve you well in the

future. Don’t be too surprised when others come to you for answers regarding some new equipment

or method of working.


You could be on the track of some new herb or fruit and you will enjoy growing sprouts in little pots on

your desk. When they begin to sprout, you could trade out with the ones from home and eventually

show them off at either place. Work projects may not move particularly fast just now. This would be

a good time to clear away the things from the back of your drawers or in those folders sitting on your

desk. The price of success may mean that you must have patience. Planning instead of giving into

frustrations will work best. Try outlining the steps you need to accomplish your goals. Romance comes

into full bloom this evening. Between now and the twenty-eighth, relationships will have new strengths.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)

Avoid disagreements in the workplace. When the focus is wavering, the reason is usually emotional

and may lead to negative thinking. You can change the focus to positive and you will help others in the

process. You can see the heavy-duty discussions of today as a learning process but someone else

may take it as contrariness. Your sense of humor will see you through anything today. Your mental

impressions are strong. The turnaround this afternoon is the chance to respond with quick decisions.

You excel in positions where quick decisions are vital. Changes on the home front are discussed

and you are open to new ideas. You won’t be shopping for paint right away and you know that some

choices will have opportunities to change.

PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)

The people that speak with authority today may not be the ones you are used to working with but they

have the same pull as past authority figures. You will work to eliminate any confusion in the workplace.

By quitting time this evening you will discover that you have a couple of new friends. You encourage

others to use their imagination and you encourage confidence--giving them incentive. Personal priorities

become important this afternoon as you interest family and friends in some fun activity. Perhaps

you will entertain friends in your own home or at least make plans for a springtime sort of party. You

create opportunities to enjoy life and relax at home this evening. Sing a happy tune; this is a good day.


Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan,

quoting the report of Angeles City

Police Director Sr. Supt. Jose Santiago

Hidalgo Jr., identified the suspect

as Vladimir Ordoryo Dianzon,

32, and a resident of 48 San Rafael

Street, Brgy. Telebastagan, City of

San Fernando, Pampanga.

Dianzon’s arrest came barely

48 hours after Rolando Estrada,

30, of Barangay Lourdes Sur here

surrendered in connection with

the murder of Conde, a 17-year-old

freshman engineering student of

the Holy Angel University (HAU).

Conde, a native of Capas, Tarlac

province, was reportedly a varsity

Taekwondo player and beauty titlist

in HAU Engineering and Architecture


Estrada, who denied killing

Conde, surrendered to village officials

for fear of his life after cartographic

sketches of the suspect who

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Sangalang, who is known for helping

out indigent RLMMC patients

seek financial assistance, said that

he has received reports from several

patients who ask for a discount in the

Mayor’s Desk that upon the grant of

their discount, the staff at the Mayor’s

Desk tell them to remember to thank

Mayor Pamintuan and vote for him in

the coming May 2013 Election.

“I find nothing wrong with providing

discounts to patients and in

fact, I commend the Mayor’s Desk for

this service,” Sangalang said, “However,

the Mayor’s Desk should not be

used by the administration of Mayor

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“I hope politicians offer beneficial

services to the people,” the archbishop


Aniceto’s birthday celebration was

attended by Bishops Roberto Mallari

of San Jose City in Nueva Ecija and

Pablo David of Angeles City, priests of

the archdiocese and hundreds of wellwishers.

There were no politicians except for

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help because we used to get money from loan sharks for

our businesses.”

“Imagine, we immediately lose five to 10 percent or

sometimes even 20 percent from the capital we borrowed.

It’s difficult but we had no choice,” she added in the dialect.

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to raise the full amount overnight,

and we can only hope for the family

and the Saudi government to

extend further the reprieve.

But, then again, will the extension

give us more time to think that

we have an obligation to our brother

who is at the brink of death?


Danielle Louise Conde, the

engineering freshman who was


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looked like him were circulated in

the internet, including Facebook.

Estrada was released from the

custody of the police by Prosecutor

Mark Oliver Sison after the arrest

of Dianzon on Saturday in Telabastagan.

Hidalgo, who formed Special

Investigation Task Group (SITG)-

Danielle, said two additional witnesses

had confirmed the identity of

Dianzon as the man they saw fleeing

the vicinity of the crime scene with

blood on his right hand on board a


Police said a young witness who

tagged Estrada as the suspect had

recanted his statements. He also

identified Dianzon as the suspect.

The witnesses also confirmed

the description of the bicycle which

was recovered by the authorities.

The bicycle was turned-over to

the SOCO-Crime Laboratory Office

for forensic examination as bloodstains

are visibly seen on its frames,

said Hidalgo.

“Additionally, one of the first

witnesses, a 12-year-old boy, retracted

his previous statement and

confirmed the identity of the new

suspect as the one he saw leaving

the apartment of the victim,” he


A case of robbery with homicide

was filed against Dianzon.

Pamintuan lauded the efforts

of the police for “their persistence

and zealousness in solving the case

the soonest possible time,” even as

he expressed sadness and outrage

over the killing of Conde, who was

laid to rest in Capas on Saturday


Conde, who was stabbed to

death, reportedly tried to fight the

suspect after he forced open the

window of her apartment. ●

ceremony of the road in Sitio Mali in Barangay Cutcut and the groundbreaking for the rehabilitation of the Cutcut Barangay


On March 8, Lazatin also led a series of groundbreaking ceremonies in Barangays Margot and Pulung Maragul.

The funds for the said projects have been allotted from Lazatin’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

●Charlene A. Cayabyab

Ang sabi ng isa sa mga komentarista doon sa radio

program, “ang pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan

ng isang libo at daang daang libo ay magka-tulad din.

Kung hindi mapagka-tiwalaan sa maliit na halaga, eh

have the guts to do crimes because

they are either intoxicated

with alcohol or high on drugs.


A person with a right mind

and a good heart cannot have

the strength to kill someone

especially a young lady alone

in her dwelling by stabbing the

latter. I can still imagine the

pain that Danni has to suffer

Pamintuan to further their political


Sangalang also wrote about his

own experience at the hospital when

he helped a patient obtain a discount.

According to Sangalang, the Mayor’s

Desk staff, particularly a certain

“Ms. Tin” and Cielo Sarreon, sent

them in circles in asking for the discount.

At one point, they were even

told to directly call Councilor Alex

Indiongco and ask for the discount,

however, when Sangalang asked for

Indiongco’s number, the staff said

that they did not know it.

“After going around in circles, in

two--party-list Representatives Catalina

Bagasina and Juan Miguel “Mikey”


“May the people choose wisely,”

Aniceto said, adding that “we must use

our conscience during election not just

to be swayed by politicians’ promises

and money.”

“I welcome anybody, including politicians,

to greet me on my birthday,”

Aniceto said.

killed by a robber in her apartment

recently, has been laid to rest Saturday.

Her family and friends are

praying that the lady would find

peace beside the Lord as authorities

here continue to look for the real

criminal who cut-short Danni’s life.

Over the weekend, police authorities

have arrested a new suspect

in the case. The new suspect

came after Saturday’s arrest of a

person, who was later found out to

the end, the patient was finally given

a discount by slashing P200 off her

hospital bill,” Sangalang said, “We

were about thank Ms. Tin but Ms.

Cielo emphasized that instead, we

should thank Mayor Pamintuan and

his entire line-up.”

“It is very alarming that an otherwise

commendable service is being

used by certain people as a vehicle to

advance their political agenda,” added


A copy of Sangalang’s letter has

also been furnished to City Social

Welfare Officer Heide Patio and

Sarreon. •

He said that, as among the Filipinos

who are known for their hospitality,

he would not shoo away politicians attending

his special day.

On his birthday, Aniceto said he will

pray for Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

to become the first Filipino pope. He

urged Filipinos likewise to pray hard

for him.

“If it is God’s will then we will have a

pope who is a Filipino,” Aniceto said. ●

Gatus said those who availed of the NPP will return the

money to the province “within six months to one year.”

“At no interest,” he added.

Gatus said Pineda initially allotted P10 for the NPP. It

increased by four folds in less than two years. •

di lalo na sa malaki.”

before the last minutes of her

life. A promising young woman,

she never deserved to die such

death. The suspect should have

just robbed her things and not

her life.


Perhaps, owners of boarding

houses, apartments and other forrents

would now invest in putting

up their own closed-circuit televi-

be innocent of the crime.

Is this arrest a “farewell” or

closure to the case that has hogged

the limelight for several days?

With the police catching the

wrong suspect on Friday, how

sure are we now that whoever the

police hold in custody now is the

same person who stabbed Danni to

death? We hope they got the right

one now so justice will finally be

served. ●


Belated Happy Birthday Apu Ceto. We love you! •

sion systems (CCTV) in their places

of business. Local governments

should likewise install some on

strategic places especially in builtup

areas. It’s the duty of the government

to protect its citizens anyway.


For other opinions, comments,

suggestions or adverse

reactions, you may reach iWrite

at 0918-4899920. ●

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MARCH 12, 2013


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New Movie Actor of the Year--Neil Coleta (I Do Bidoo Bidoo)

New Movie Actress of the Year (tie)--Tippy Dos Santos (I Do

Bidoo Bidoo) and Kim Komatsu (Mga Mumunting Lihim)

Child Performer of the Year--Bugoy Cariño (Alagwa)

Movie Screenwriter of the Year--Mark Meily (El Presidente)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year--Carlo Mendoza (El


Movie Production Designer of the Year--Danny Red and Joel

Bilbao (El Presidente)

Movie Editor of the Year--Jason Cahapay and Ryan Orduña

(El Presidente)

Movie Musical Scorer of the Year--Vincent de Jesus (I Do Bidoo


Movie Sound Engineer of the Year--Corinne de San Jose and

Ditoy Aguila (Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles)

Movie Original Theme Song of the Year--”Aking Inang

Bayan” from the movie El Presidente (Composed by Marizen Soriano,

arranged by Jessie Lasaten, interpreted by Maita Ejercito)

Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year--Ian Loreños (Alagwa)

Indie Movie Cinematographer of the Year--Odyssey Flores

(Thy Womb)

Indie Movie Production Designer of the Year--Dante Mendoza

(Thy Womb)

Indie Movie Editor of the Year--Dempster Samarista (Alagwa)

Indie Movie Musical Scorer of the Year--Von de Guzman (Supremo)

Indie Movie Sound Engineer of the Year--Ditoy Aguila and

Mark Locsin (Mater Dolorosa)

Indie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year--”Saan Ako

Tutungo” from the movie Migrante (Composed by Lucien Letaba,

Rody Vera, and Boni Ilagan, arranged by Melvin Corpin, interpreted

by Honey Araneta)

Special Awards:

Darling of the Press--Isko Moreno

Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award--

Senator Lito Lapid

Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula Sa Likod ng Kamera--Romy Vitug

(cinematographer) ●

Silvestre said that for five consecutive years Port of Clark

has maintained its position as one of the highest tax collecting

district of the Bureau of Customs in the country.

Other top government officials who graced the awarding

ceremony were Arthur Tugade, president of Clark Development

Corporation and Victor Jose Luciano, president of

Clark International Airport Corporation. ●

recipients of P1 million worth

of projects,” Villacorta added.

Moreover, 87 technicians

and officials from Central Luzon

were named as Outstanding

Agricultural Extension

Workers (AEW) and will each

be given P20,000 worth of incentives.

Some 350 other AEWs,

10 irrigators’ associations, and

three small water impounding

system associations across the

archipelago will likewise be

conferred with the accolade

in a ceremony to be held this

Friday at the Philippine International

Convention Center.

Living up to its reputation

as the “Rice Granary” of

the nation, Central Luzon has

obtained a 138-percent sufficiency

level last year despite

being havocked by the torrential

rains brought by the

Southwest Monsoon.

“For the two cropping seasons,

Central Luzon was able

to produce 3,220,607 metric

tons of rice out of the 675,781

hectares area harvested, attaining

an average yield of

4.77 metric tons per hectare,”

Villacorta disclosed.

Production in 2012 was

23 percent higher than 2011’s

2,616,083 metric tons contributing

18 percent to the national

production in support to the

Food Staple Self-Sufficiency


The Regional Agriculture

chief attributed the immediate

recovery from the calamity

and growth in production

through the convergence of

climate change adaptation

measures of national government

agencies and local government

units. • (PIA 3)

issue a disconnection notice to the Public Utilities Department


The OCED franchise instruct the franchisee to ensure

that all electric distribution facilities,

lines and systems for electric

services owned, maintained, operated

or managed by the grantee,

its successors or assigns, “shall be

operated and maintained at all

times in a superior manner.”

The law also said that the

franchise may be revoked if the

OCED fails to operate continuously

for two years. •






‘El Presidente’ humakot ng parangal

sa Star Awards For Movies

humAKOT ng pinakamaraming

awards ang pelikula ni

Laguna Governor ER Ejercito

na El Presidente sa 29th Star

Awards for Movies na ginanap

noong isang gabi, March 10,

sa AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo,

Quezon City.

Sa kabuuan ay nagwagi ito

ng walong tropeyo, kabilang

na ang Best Picture at Best Director

para kay Mark Meily.

Napanalunan din ng El

Presidente ang Best Original

Theme Song para sa “Aking

Inang Bayan” na inawit ni

Maita Ejercito, ang asawa ni

ER at kasalukuyang mayor ng

Pagsanjan, Laguna.

Samantala, napanalunan

nina Janice de Belen at Carlo

Aquino ang Best Supporting

Actress at Best Supporting

Actor para sa pagganap

nila sa Tiktik: The Aswang

Chronicles at Mater Dolorosa,


Angel Locsin at Gov. ER

repeat wins sa Star Awards

SA IKALAWANG magkasunod

na taon ay napagwagian

nina Angel Locsin at Governor

ER ang Best Actress at Best Actor,

respectively, sa Star Awards

for Movies ng Philippine Movie

Press Club (PMPC).

Noong nakaraang taon ay

sila rin ang nagwagi para sa

kanilang pagganap sa mga pelikulang

In The Name of Love para

kay Angel at Manila Kingpin:

The Asiong Salonga Story para

kay ER.

Ngayon naman, sa 29th

PMPC Star Awards for Movies,

nagwagi si Angel para sa kanyang

pagganap sa One More Try

at si ER ay nanalo para sa kanyang

role bilang si Emilio Aguinaldo

sa El Presidente.

Ang mga pelikulang ito ay

parehong naging entries sa 2012

Metro Manila Film Festival.

Masasabing bigatin ang mga

tinalo ni Angel sa kategoryang

Best Actress, na kinabibilangan

ng Superstar na si Nora Aunor

para sa Thy Womb at ang Star

For All Seasons na si Vilma Santos

para sa The Healing.

Ang ilan pang nakalaban ni

Angel ay sina Gina Alajar (Mater

Dolorosa), Bea Alonzo (The Mistress),

Angelica Panganiban (One

More Try), at Jodi Sta. Maria (Migrante).

Sa MMFF ay tinalo si Angel

ni Nora.

Tinalo naman ni ER sa Best

Actor ang matinee idols na sina

John Lloyd Cruz (The Mistress),

Dingdong Dantes (One More

Try), Coco Martin (Sta. Nina),

Jericho Rosales (Alagwa), at Aga

Muhlach (Of All The Things).

Kasama rin sa tinalo ng actor-politician

ang veteran actor

na si Eddie Garcia, na kinilala sa

iba’t ibang international film festivals

para sa kanyang pagganap

sa indie film na Bwakaw.

Sa isang panayam ay sinabi

ni ER na mas bilib siya sa mga

hurado ng Star Awards kumpara

sa mga hurado ng MMFF,

kunsaan dalawang beses siyang

tinalo ni Dingdong Dantes sa

parehong pagkakataon.

Narito ang kumpletong listahan

ng mga nanalo sa 29th

PMPC Star Awards for Movies


Movie of the Year--El Presidente

Movie Director of the Year--

Mark Meily (El Presidente)


VOLUME I • NO. 128 • MARCH 12, 2013 • TUESDAY

Gerald Anderson ipinagtanggol ni Maja Salvador

SA KANYANG TV interview sa Cinemanews

ng ABS-CBN, nagsalita na si

Maja Salvador tungkol sa talk of the town

na panliligaw sa kanya ni Gerald Anderson

pati na rin sa akusasyon sa aktor na playboy

daw ito.

“Kung anuman ’yung nangyayari sa

amin, kung anuman ’yung mga ipinapa-kita

sa akin ni Gerald ngayon, sobrang salamat

sa kanya kasi nararamdaman ko na special

nga ako sa kanya,” say ni Maja.

Kaugnay nito, ipinagtanggol ng ak-

tres si Gerald tungkol sa isyung playboy at

heartbreaker ang manliligaw.

“Kasi, ganu’n din naman ang tingin ko

sa kanya dati, nu’ng mga panahon na hindi

ko pa siya kilala. Pero siguro, once talaga na

makilala mo... kasi tayo naman, hindi natin

maiiwasan talaga na makapagsalita ka o

kaya makapag-isip ka nang hindi maganda

sa isang tao lalo na kapag may mga nagsasabi

sa ’yo.

“Kung sa akin kasi manggagaling na

ipagtanggol ko siya, siyempre, sasabihin




na ‘siyempre, nililigawan ka niyan kaya ipinagtatanggol

mo,’ ’di ba? Pero sa akin, si Ge

(tawag niya kay Gerald), napaka-gentleman

na tao.

“Sabi ko, ‘kaya maraming nagagalit sa

’yo, eh, napakabait mo.’ Sobrang gentleman.”

Ikinatutuwa rin ni Maja na hindi man

daw niya hiniling kay Gerald na ipagtanggol

siya pero lagi raw itong nandyan for her.

Well, looks like sa ayaw at sa gusto ni

Kim Chiu, getting there na nga sina Maja at

Gerald kung hindi man sila na. ●

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